So I thought, with a little ModPodge and some pretty paper, this should be an easy project. The whole thing cost $2.
Pretty scrapbook or wrapping paper
Paint chip card (optional)
Sorry, these process shots are taken from my bed since its 103 degrees in Chicago and my bedroom is the only place in the apartment with air conditioning. Come on in, its cozy.
First, lay your blank book on top of the paper. We're going to cut the paper until its about the size of the book, with about one inch around the fold over the edges.
After cutting down to size, and folding over the excess paper, you want to cover the book in ModPodge. I forgot to buy a paintbrush to spread it around, so I just used a paper towel. Hey, it worked.
You'll wrap the insides kind of like a present, and glue those down too. I secured them with tape too, since the edges tend to pop up while the glue is drying. You can remove the tape later if you don't like the look.
Next comes the gift tag! A while ago I had actually bought some of those adorable gift tags that you see on Pinterest when people wrap elaborate presents with bakers twine and hand-dyed, hand-stamped gift tags and Jonathan Adler wrapping paper. But I lost them in my shit hole of an office, soooo here we are. Necessity is the mother of invention.
I had picked up about 100 of these Behr paint cards a while ago to do some paint chip art I saw on Pinterest, until I decided I was so over paint chip art, but because I'm vying for my own episode of Hoarders, I didn't throw them away. You can see above how to trim them down to make cute little tag. Just slice off the part that says the color, trim down the sides, and nip two triangles out of the top.
I didn't have a hole punch, so I just jammed a pencil through the top to make the little tag-hole.
And then a swipe of paint around it to mimic the original...
So you glue on the tag, and wait for everything to dry. I also used a pencil to draw a light border around the tag once the glue was dry, again, just to mimic the Anthropologie original.
I also wanted to stamp the little tag with something, but I lost my little stamp set! I really need to clean that damn office. So let's pretend now that it looks like this:
A little wisdom from Ernie Hemingway.
So there you have it. Another successful Anthro rip off. Feel free to change up the colors, and the papers, etc. I had this grey one that I really liked, but it would be gorgeous sticking with the floral deal that they had going on. Something more graphic would be awesome too, or something hand painted. Get wild.